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Better Protection Slated for Vernon Boulevard Bike Lane, Tweets DOT

Vernon Blvd in Queens needs #bikenyc barrier protection! This is ridiculous! @transalt @StreetsblogNYC @NYC_DOT pic.twitter.com/3PEuyxGgOm

— Clarence Eckerson Jr (@PurpleClarence) April 21, 2015

On Tuesday, Clarence tweeted several photos of cars, including what looked like out-of-service cabs, parked in the Vernon Boulevard bikeway. "Vernon Boulevard needs barrier protection," Clarence wrote. "This is ridiculous!"

A few hours later, DOT responded with a tweet that said there is "community support" to replace flex posts with Jersey barriers to keep drivers out, and that DOT is "currently scheduling installation."

This is great news for people who ride on Vernon Boulevard and will pair nicely with the widened Pulaski Bridge bike path, scheduled for completion later this year.

@PurpleClarence Good news! We have support from community to replace flex delineators w jersey barriers. Currently scheduling installation — NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) April 21, 2015

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